St. Martin Parish – At approximately 5:30 a.m., on February 4, 2021, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single-vehicle crash on Federal Highway 90 near Le Triomphe Parkway in St. Martin Parish. The crash took the life of 64-year-old Karlina F. Rosella of New Iberia.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Rosella was driving west on US 90 in a 2008 Kia Amanti. For unknown reasons, Rosella’s vehicle ran off the roadway into the median. The Kia struck a curb, went airborne and overturned. Upon doing so, Rosella was ejected from the vehicle.
Rosella was unrestrained at the time of the crash. She pronounced deceased at the scene by the St. Martin Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is unknown but a standard toxicology sample was obtained for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.